Patricia Maren "Pat" Lindmaier
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Patricia Maren ”Pat” Lindemaier, aged 74, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Vancouver, WA, Jan. 16, 2021, after a short battle with cancer.
Pat was born to the late Gerald and Frances Nelson in Mount Vernon, WA. The family moved to Oak Harbor, where Pat graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 1964. Pat received her Bachelors in Education from Central Washington University in 1978.
Pat married her high school sweetheart, Wayne Lalley in 1964. At that time they moved from Oak Harbor to Ellensburg, WA, and later to Selah, WA. In 1981 Pat met and married Werner Lindemaier. Pat and Werner very much enjoyed life in rural Battleground, WA, and in Vancouver, WA, where Pat spent her career as a special needs teacher and also worked with the YWCA and Clark County Juvenile Court System.
Pat’s passions included animals and music of any kind, especially when playing her beloved piano. In later life she was able to indulge her love of nature, particularly birds, by frequenting local wildlife refuges and enjoying the beauty of the Columbia River and its surroundings. She also cherished annual travels with her special group of Oak Harbor school friends. Pat will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her gracious, gentle and kind spirit.
Pat is survived by her son, Sean Lalley of Vancouver, WA; niece, Maren Nelson of Florida; cousins, Ray Bloom, Anacortes and Marcia Green, Camano Island, and sister-in-law Sheila Nelson, Burlington, WA. Pat was predeceased by her loving husband, Werner Lindemaier in 2006, and brother, Richard Nelson of Burlington, in 2019.
It is suggested that any contributions be made to local Alzheimers or Humane Societies.
A celebration of life will be held later this year in the Seattle area.
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Published in The Columbian on Feb. 21, 2021.
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February 24, 2021
I knew Pat from our Zumba class at the Y. Her infectious laugh, her hugs, her beautiful soul will be missed. She was a bright light that was dimmed way too soon. She loved to take walks in the park near her home and always had treats in her coat pocket for the animals she encountered on the way. She loved her cat Annie. She loved playing her piano and played for me when I visited her. She dearly loved her husband Werner and missed him so much. She was a kind and compassionate woman. I miss her a lot. May she rest with peace and may her memories be a blessing.
Maria Tarabini
February 22, 2021
How sad I am to hear of Pat's passing. I met her at the Buddhist Temple in Portland and coincidentally both with names of "Pat" living in Vancouver started us off on a short, but beautiful friendship. She was a very gentle, soft spoken lady who saw everything positively. It made our meetings so enjoyable. I truly will miss her.

Members of our temple are wanting to know an address to whom we can send condolence cards. Aside from the suggestions of the Alzheimers and Humane Society we have personal memorials to send.
pat hokama
February 22, 2021
Pat and I shared an office at the Clark County Juvenile Justice Center for 11 years. During that time we shared many life experiences, both happy and sad. Pat was always kind, gracious and wonderfully supportive. She was very health conscious, loved animals, and showed excellent judgment in her work with the families on her caseload.

Once or twice a year we had Women's Weekends at our cabin in Cowlitz County with our friends Robin and Tonne. These were very casual, no makeup weekends where we could relax and have fun, enjoy nature, share delicious recipes and watch Grace and Frankie on Netflix. This picture was taken at one of those weekends in April 2016.

Pat will be greatly missed.
Carol Rochat
February 21, 2021
I have known Pat for many years as a patient of mine until I retired. She was a loyal patient as we discussed through the years her health and her family
I was able to talk and chat with her as she became a regular attendant at the Oregon Buddhist Temple here in Portland.
I will truly miss her as I am sure your family does.
May I have address so I can send a card to your family. I prefer the old fashion card in the mail.
I am not sure the first comments I sent went through.

My condolences to your family

Alfred Ono MD
Alfred Ono
February 21, 2021
I have known Pat for many years as she was a patient under my care until I retired. She was an enjoyable patient as we discussed her health and family.
We also frequently talked as she started to attend services at the Oregon Buddhist Temple here in Portland. She regularly attended service and the discussion groups and the 2 of us frequently chatted.
I will truly miss her as I know you will.
My condolences to your family

Alfred Ono
Alfred Ono
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